Appendix A - Courses

Population Medicine

POPM*6100 Seminar F [0.00]
A practical course that utilizes tutorials, workshops, self and peer reviewed assessment to help participants develop skills in public speaking and presentation of scientific data. Each student presents at least one seminar on an approved subject during the departmental seminar series.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6200 Epidemiology I F [0.50]
This course covers concepts, principles and methods of basic and applied epidemiology, including the following topics: sampling, measuring disease frequency, clinical epidemiology, descriptive epidemiology, causal reasoning and design, interpretation and critical appraisal of surveys, observational studies, field trials and critical appraisal.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Restriction(s): Retricted to Public Health and Population Medicine students.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6210 Epidemiology II W [0.50]
Advanced study design and analytic methods for the analysis of data from observational studies and surveys.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6220 Analytical Epidemiology S [0.50]
This course focuses on the advanced analysis of epidemiologic studies. Case control, cohort and survival studies are analysed within the generalized linear-model framework. Links between study objectives, study design and data analysis will be emphasized throughout. Special problems, such as the analysis of correlated data arising from cluster sampling of individuals, are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6210 and POPM*6290
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6230 Applied Clinical Research F [0.50]
This course is designed to help clinical researchers design, fund, and analyze their clinical research. Emphasis is placed upon planning a well-designed clinical trial and writing a well-organized grant proposal.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6250 Project in Population Medicine F,W,S [1.00]
Collection and analysis of field data and the preparation of a written report suitable for publication, and oral presentation of the findings to the graduate faculty. This course is part of the MSc program by course work in population medicine.
Restriction(s): Restricted to coursework students in the MSc Population Medicine program.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6290 Epidemiology III F [0.50]
This course gives an overview of advanced methods for the analysis of data of clustered/correlated data as opposed to independent data. Special emphasis is on spatial, longitudinal, survival data and time series data.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6210 (or equivalent graduate course from another university)
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6350 Safety of Foods of Animal Origins F [0.50]
The detection, epidemiology, human health risk, and control of hazards in food of animal origin.
Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6400 Dairy Health Management S [0.50]
This course stresses a population-based, herd-level approach to dairy herd health management, in which optimizing the efficiency of the dairy enterprise is the overall goal. The biological and economic impacts of disease and management deficiencies on herd performance will be discussed as they relate to design and implementation of herd health programs. The course will emphasize the critical role of record keeping, data analysis and monitoring on program success.
Offering(s): Alternate years
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6510 Community Health Promotion F [0.50]
The objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of public health, population health and health promotion. Topics will include perspectives on health and illness, injury prevention, determinants of health, population diversity and the role of evidence in public health decision-making.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6520 Introduction to Epidemiological and Statistical Methods F [0.50]
This is a 0.5 credit introductory graduate course for MPH students and students interested in epidemiology. The course will provide an introduction to research design, grant proposal writing, and critical appraisal, as well as survey (questionnaire) design and basic statistical methods for epidemiological studies.
Co-requisite(s): POPM*6200
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6530 Health Communication W [0.50]
This course introduces communication theory, best practices, and skills related to public health. Students will learn about the written, oral, and visual communication of health information for professional, peer, and lay audiences. Students will apply their knowledge by creating a portfolio of health communication materials.
Restriction(s): MPH students. Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6540 Concepts in Environmental Public Health W [0.50]
This course covers the main concepts of environmental public health including basic elements of environmental toxicology, risk analysis, air and water quality, food safety, waste, occupational health and eco health.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6550 Public Health Policy and Systems W [0.50]
This course covers concepts and principles of public health policy and systems including: public health systems, their structure, funding and governance and their integration into the healthcare system; evolution of public health policy; models of policy development and analysis; stakeholder analysis; and, public health ethics.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6560 Public Health Practicum U [1.00]
In this 1.0 credit course, students will synthesize theoretical concepts, learned via prior coursework, with public health practice. Students will work in a host public health agency for a 12-to 16-week period, focusing on a major project of significance to the host organization.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6200, POPM*6510, POPM*6520, POPM*6530, POPM*6540, and POPM*6550
Restriction(s): MPH students only. Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6570 Public Health Capstone F [0.00]
This course serves as a capstone for students in the Master of Public Health program to reflect on, interpret, and present their practicum work in a variety of formats, including public presentation, to enhance their communication skills and abilities.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6560 or instructor's signature required
Restriction(s): Restricted to Public Health students.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6580 Public Health Leadership and Administration F [0.50]
This course will teach students to develop, implement and improve public health programs. Understanding an organization's mission and priorites, and developing business plans is critical for an effective administrator. Furthermore, it introduces theories and effective components of leadership and describes the pratical role of the leader.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6590 Public Health Practicum II W [1.00]
This course allows students in the Master of Public Health program to undertake an optional second practicum experience. They will work in a host public health organization or agency for a 12- to 16-week period, focusing on a major project of significance to the host organization.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6560
Restriction(s): Public Health program. Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6600 Applied Public Health Research F,W,S [0.50]
Students will undertake a supervised research project on a public health issue or problem. The project will involve analysis and interpretation of public health information and the findings will be presented in a written report.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6560
Restriction(s): Public Health program. Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6610 Theriogenology of Cattle U [0.50]
A lecture/seminar course emphasizing the relationship of nutritional, genetic, endocrine, anatomic, and environmental factors with the reproductive health of cattle. Application of reproductive technologies will also be covered.
Offering(s): Alternate years
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6630 Theriogenology of Horses U [0.50]
A lecture/seminar course covering the genetic, endocrine, anatomic and environmental factors that affect reproductive performance and health of horses. Breeding management, including recent technologies, and management of the infertile animal will be included.
Offering(s): Alternate years
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6650 Theriogenology of Dogs and Cats U [0.50]
A seminar/lecture series that includes the theory and management of clinical reproduction for the dog and cat, including use of developing technologies.
Offering(s): Alternate years
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6670 Theriogenology of Small Ruminants U [0.50]
A seminar/laboratory course emphasizing advanced reproductive management of sheep, goats and farmed deer/elk, with the emphasis on a sheep production model. New reproductive technologies will be included.
Offering(s): Alternate years
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6700 Swine Health Management U [0.50]
Diseases of swine are studied with particular emphasis on preventive medicine and herd-health management.
Offering(s): Alternate years
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6800 Infectious Disease Modeling W [0.50]
This course serves as a basic introduction to mathematical modeling of infectious diseases using examples from public and veterinary health. Students completing this course will have the ability to critically appraise published mathematical models, and to build, parameterize, and analyze simple compartmental models.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6200
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6950 Directed Studies in Population Medicine U [0.50]
Assigned reading and/or special projects selected to provide in-depth study of topics appropriate to the specialized interests of individual students. Courses offered under this title have included Special Topics in Public Health; Ecology and Health; Systems Approaches; and Animal Welfare. Different offerings are assigned different section numbers.
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
POPM*6960 Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis W [0.50]
This course covers the use of systematic reviews in animal and public health, the steps in conducting a systematic review, and quantitative synthesis of research results from multiple studies (meta-analysis). The course combines didactic lectures and videos with practical exercises during class time.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6200 and POPM*6520
Department(s): Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada
519-824-4120